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See You Later Alligator? After A While Crocodile? Will Penal Law 653o(b)(1) Take Effect?
Section 653o of the California Penal Code makes it a misdemeanor to import into the state for commercial purposes, to possess with intent to sell, or sell within the dead body...
United States
17 Oct 2019
No Future For Fur In The Golden State?
On October 12, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 44 and Governor Newsom stated in social media: "I just signed #AB44
United States
17 Oct 2019
Second Circuit Affirms "Snap" Removal Practice
Earlier this week, a Second Circuit panel resolved a sharp disagreement among district courts regarding the interpretation of the forum defendant rule
United States
11 Apr 2019
Scrambling After An Egg Crisis – EU Safety Guidance For Online Product Sales
EU food safety authorities are still feeling the repercussions of the insecticide-contaminated eggs crisis.
European Union
23 Aug 2017
California Supreme Court Adopts Sophisticated Intermediary Doctrine For Products Liability Claims
Webb v. Special Electric Co., Inc., 2016 Cal. LEXIS 3591 (May 23, 2016). The California Supreme Court formally adopted the sophisticated intermediary doctrine in regard to product liability claims.
United States
25 Aug 2016
Los Angeles Superior Court Issues Important Defense Verdict In Unique Proposition 65 Trial Against Brass-Polish Manufacturer
In a recent trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in the matter AFS Enterprises, LLC, v. Reckitt Benckiser, PLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC539678, the plaintiff brought a single claim under Proposition 65...
United States
4 Jul 2016
A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking In Your Cash Register Receipt
Many consumer-facing businesses have learned to identify high-risk Prop 65 targets: soft, flexible plastics; faux and colored leathers; and any kind of brass or metal that may contain lead or other heavy metals.
United States
7 Apr 2016
China Continues Intensifying Supervision On Product Quality
These Measures mainly set forth the obligations of sellers related to product quality, as well as the obligations of the local AICs with regard to supervision and inspection on product quality.
4 Apr 2016
Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions In False Advertising Consumer Class Action Cases May Prevent Preemption And Relegate The Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine To Second-Class Status
In two recent decisions, the Ninth Circuit either rejected or minimized the use of preemption and primary jurisdiction as defenses to allegations of false labeling of food and cosmetics.
United States
29 Apr 2015
California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suits
This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled "Caramel Color: The health risk that may be in your soda"...
United States
12 Apr 2014
Governor Brown Signs Two Bills Intended To Protect Children From Toxic Exposures
In an effort to protect children (and, to a lesser extent, adults) from toxic exposure, California has banned the use of the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups, and has eliminated certain loopholes in the existing ban on lead and cadmium in jewellery.
United States
14 Oct 2011
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